Posted: 6/30/2012 1:03:24 PM
OSU totals, without bowl games
<<<<insert DC Bill Young>>>>2009: 9-3 (Dez suspension, multiple injuries)
The offense has been top 15 nationally since year 2 of Gundy and I suspect little will change as long as we retain Wickline as OL coach. Our line has been the glue offensively throughout this ride.
2009 was notable, because Dez was suspended after the first game against UGA. We also lost starter Kendall Hunter early that year at RB. Zac Robinson was still able to muster out 9 wins with a squad depleted of star power.
I also noted that 2009 was the first year of DC Bill Young. Since his arrival, there has been a notable change in our D. Most nationally will mock OSU's (and the Big 12's) lack of defense the past few years, but it's easy to see how Bill Young has improved the culture at OSU. We give up yards, but hit hard, play outstanding redzone D and get turnovers. Gundy admitted that 2012 will be the best D he has ever fielded in his ternure.
I do realize we have some rebuilding to do, mainly at QB, WR, and DE. But I couldn't see this squad losing more than 4 games. I like them to 9-3. WVU, @KSU, @OU.
Since 2009, OSU has lost 2 road games. 4 if you count 2008.